Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 24
The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to an octogenarian man accused of raping a minor after a DNA take a look at proved that he was not the organic father of the kid born to the sufferer final month.
A Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, which ordered the discharge of the 84-year-old man, mentioned he was free to hunt compensation for being falsely implicated in a rape case.
The accused has been charged underneath the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping the minor. He has challenged a Calcutta High Court order rejecting his bail plea.
He had submitted that he was prepared to get a DNA take a look at executed to show that he was not answerable for the being pregnant in query. The accused alleged that it was a false case foisted on him by the complainant, who was his tenant, as there was a dispute between them over non-payment of hire.